Dr Jane Kirby

Dr Jane Kirby


Jane is the Head of Student Education in Primary Care at the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences and a GP in Harrogate. 

She joined the Academic Unit of Primary Care (AUPC) as an Academic Teaching Fellow in 2009 following completion of GP Training in the Yorkshire and Humber region. During her time at the AUPC Jane has been the ICU manager for Year 4 of the MBChB; has been the Clinical Lead for two technology enhanced learning projects embedded within the School of Medicine: myPAL (my Personalised Adaptive Learning) and CIS4PC (Clinical Information Systems 4 Patient Care) and continues to lead postgraduate programmes in primary care. She also developed the Visiting Lecturer Scheme which gives opportunities for GP trainees across the region to teach on the undergraduate MBChB. 

Jane is also a GP Trainer and works with colleagues at Health Education Yorkshire and Humber in the School of Primary care to ensure quality in primary care education across the region. She is also a member of the Yorskhire Faculty of the RCGP.


  • Head of Student Education in Primary Care
  • Programme Leader for Postgraduate Programmes in Primary Care

Research interests

Jane's main area of research interest is Medical Education. She is interested in how technology can support teaching and learning and the use of patient's clinical records in medical education. She has also worked on personalised adaptive learning programmes and is interested in the use of feedback in continued development. She is also interested in the development of the future clinical workforce, with a particular focus on primary care. 


  • PGCert in Primary Care Education - 2010
  • MRCGP - Royal College of General Practitioners - 2009
  • BMBS - University of Nottingham - 2004
  • BMedSci - University of Nottingham - 2002

Professional memberships

  • Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Association for the Study of Medical Education

Student education

Current teaching responisibilities

Programme Leader for Postgraduate Programmes in Primary Care 

Main teaching commitment is on the postgraduate certificate in primary care education. This is a 4 module course including:

  • Educational Theory
  • The Consultation
  • Education in Practice
  • Teaching the consultation

This postgraduate certificate is directed at any primary care professional wishing to further their knowledge and skills in teaching and learning in the primary care environment. The programme leader has overall responsibility for student experience, module content, delivery and assessment. The teaching is delivered in conjunction with a number of colleagues from within the Academic Unit of Primary Care and educators with special interests from around the region.

Additional teaching responsibilities 

Year 3 MBChB 

iBSC in Primary Care

Clinical Information Systems 4 Patient Care